Butte Creek Falls Trail

EASY 73 reviews

Butte Creek Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Scotts Mills, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

1 day ago

Beautiful

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Short but fun add-on to Abiqua Falls. Directions pretty good-- half mile past the ORV turn-off a pretty clear (but unsigned) left. You also go through a red gate which I was unclear about and definitely a road not for faint-hearted. Loved going behind the falls! Trail was all dried out and not muddy and a great place to escape the heat of the city.

hiking
1 month ago

Super fun and easy hike. Easy enough for kids and dogs also. Beautiful falls. Upper Falls you can easily walk behind into a cave.

Trailhead was hard to find so here are my directions. You will want a car with high clearance, we took a Subaru.
Follow previous instructions to Scott's Mills and turn right on to Crooked Finger.
Trailhead is four miles from pavement ending.
2 miles from Camp Dakota and pavement ending, turn left. There is NO SIGN.
Stay to the right. At the bottom of big hill, Go through the open orange gate. (left side) Keep staying right at forks. You will see a sign on the left side of the road for Butte Creek Falls. Keep going until you see the bathroom and You've  made it!

1 month ago

overall the experience was great and the trail is easy to follow once you arrive. it only took about 5 minutes to arrive at the first waterfall and another 5-10 minutes for the second waterfall.

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hiking
1 month ago

The trail is very easy going down, but it gave me a little workout coming back up. There are lots of opportunities to take photos so be sure to bring your camera.

The location is remote so be sure to bring plenty of water. A restroom is available at the site.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

super short hike, very easy for me, my friends who are very out of shape said they needed a nap after. it's not even a hike, you get there and walk up to the falls. got some great photos! worth it just for the shots, i would go back.

2 months ago

Went on a Tuesday afternoon , saw nobody was a little confusing to get too. But worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail saw 2 waterfalls. You can walk behind one of them and it looks like a cool spot to camp out. Did this on the way back from Abiqua Falls in January. Kid and dog friendly.

3 months ago

I give the signage to the trailhead and random areas for shooting a 1. Nonetheless, we attempted to tune it out and take in the beauty of the trail and falls. Next time, we will go during the week.

hiking
3 months ago

We hopped on over to this trail after finally finding Abiqua Falls and it is an easy little trek with 2 pretty Falls.

7 months ago

Great little hike. Waterfalls are gorgeous.

8 months ago

Short, easy cool trail. Good pics of the waterfalls.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Nice hike for sure. This app is not even close to accurate where it is. As you come from the west into Scotts Mills on 3rd street turn right before crossing the bridge onto Crooked Finger rd ne. Follow that road for 8 miles. It will turn into un paved gravel road. Continue following for an additional 2 miles roughly and look for sign on the left side of the road. Follow road down steep grades staying to the right at all times. This will lead you down to the trailhead and restrooms. If you have the option a truck or SUV would be best but made it in my car.